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Acne vulgaris:A comparison of therapeutic effects of zinc sulfate v.s tetracycline
Farokh Rad Dr 1, Roksana Yaghmaie Dr2, Siroos Shahsavari 3
1- Assistant Professor , dr_farokh_rad@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor
3- Instructor
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Acne vulgaris is one of the most common skin problems and affects nearly all adolescents and adults at some time in their lives. Different antibiotics have been used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. In our study the therapeutic effects of zinc versus tetracycline, in the treatment of acne vulgaris was evaluated. Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial study 82 acne patients, after registration of their characteristics and physical examination, were divided into two groups based on block randomization method. Zinc sulfate with a daily dose of 220 mg (equivalent to 50 mg elemental zinc) and tetracycline hydrochloride with a daily dose of one grams(250 mg every six hours) were prescribed for the intervention and control group respectively, for 12 weeks. Chi-square and T test were used for the analysis of the results. Results: There were no significant relationship between the two groups, concerning clinical symptoms and serum zinc level. Also after three months of therapy, the rate of improvement in the two groups was rate of improvement in the two groups statistically was similar. Conclusion: zinc seems to be as effective as tetracycline in the treatment of acne vulgaris Key words: Zinc sulfate, Acne vulgaris, Tetracycline
Keywords: Zinc sulfate, Acne vulgaris, Tetracycline
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/10/26
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Volume 11, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2006) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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